Usability and Privacy Issues | Covid 19 apps in India | Talk, 22nd June #mondayfixgoa

A slew of mobile apps were released by different government bodies in India as a response to the Covid-19 outbreak. State and UT governments released apps for the purposes of quarantine management, ensuring compliance to quarantine rules, providing healthcare information and updates, and so on. Public health being a subject on the State List, the…

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Surveillance in Covid Times, with Lawrence Liang, Sanjay Bhangar & Alok Hisarwala, 1st June, 7.30 pm, online

The use of mass scale as well as individuated surveillance to respond to Covid-19 pandemic has been a serious cause of concern. It has also exposed the underlying fault lines within the debate on surveillance and privacy. Unlike conventional cases of political surveillance of citizens, the deployment of surveillance for the purposes of public health…

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Platforms, Privatised censorship and free speech in India, a talk. May 25th 2020

Online platforms, particularly social media, operate as the new ‘public squares’. They play an increasingly critical role in shaping the public sphere and redefining democratic participation, through the enforcement of privatized content censorship, filtration and other forms of content moderation practices. This talk looks at the role of platforms in mediating online speech, and how…

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Talk on Preemptive Governance | Stephen Young | Reis Magos Fort, Nov 15th, 7.30 pm

Across the world, we are seeing the expansion of security infrastructures that seek to preempt, and thereby prevent, outbreaks of social unrest. When and how did these logics emerge? And what impacts do they have on populations who are subject to increased surveillance? This talk will explore these questions by drawing connections between postwar America…

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Convergence : Rediscovering Heritage Through Technology | 13th May, 7.30 pm, #mondayfixgoa at 6 Assagao

Convergence : Rediscovering Heritage Through Technology : An exploration of changing contexts in innovation through objects from the Goa Chitra Ethnographic Museum. The Presentation-Talk-Demo brings together India Foundation for the Arts – Goa Chitra Museum fellows Aparajita Bhasin and Lina Vincent as they highlight the techniques and philosophies of why and how we design and…

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Meme Regime Cafe Dona | TIFA |May 17th, 2019, 7.30 pm

Meme Regime 7.30 pm – 9.30pm | 17th May, Friday Cafe Dona, Aldona, Goa Donation Pass: Pay as you wish Memes, by far, are the most democratic form of art in our time; and they have been getting more absurd, referential, cryptic and downright dank as we move ahead in time. Meme Regime aims to…

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What Did You Learn Today | Vidyavriksh Presentation | July 9th, 2018, 8-10 pm | 6 Assagao

At Vidyavriksh, we’ve been keenly observing how technology has impacted learning. We design offline and online learning experiences keeping in mind the impending threat of automation and the effect it will have on the very nature of work and employment. We would be sharing our observations and predictions on the future of schooling alongside personal learning strategies catered towards embracing uncertainty.

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Bit of a Coin | Decoding Digital Currencies – Anant Singh|February 12th, Monday at 6 Assagao

Crypto world has finally arrived. 2017 was the year when Blockchain technology suddenly became part of the public conversations. Even beyond the constant rise of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, we became aware of how a range of markets could be transformed by applications built on this technology. Join us to find out as Anant Singh from Crypto Goa team will give an indepth presentation, discussing Blockchain, Ethereum, Initial Coin Offerings and all the topical issues surrounding the subject and the future.

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Talk/ Hydroponics & Sustainable Agriculture/ Ajay Naik

Goa-based hydroponic farmer Ajay Naik believes in the use of technology in agriculture. He has turned to hydroponic farming in an attempt to grow quality food because a lot of vegetables and fruits supplied to markets today are grown using harmful chemicals that are detrimental to health. Hydroponics is the process of growing plants in water with added nutrients without the use of soil. What attracted Ajay towards this form of agriculture is that it limits the use of chemicals.

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